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That's good then, but I doubt it'd be here that fast.

I don't think we will but its cool that they are testing
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post #582 of 2836
unlike chernobyl , Here the reactor is relatively sound and undamaged, it's just a matter working out how to cool the thing, which I'm sure the greatest nuclear eggheads on the planet are advising on as we speak.

seawater and the boronic acid should get the job done.
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 3/12/11 at 9:59pm
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How can the reactor be relatively sound and undamaged if they have confirmed a partial meltdown?
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post #584 of 2836
I'm glad to hear they have the situation under control for the most part. Japan isn't having a good week...

To the person above me, you should read the thread. Meltdown is when the plates get too hot and release.... I'll just quote the OP, which you should have read...

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What happens during a partial meltdown is that one or more of these plates overheats and some of the fission fragments enter the cooling water. Since water is also the moderator, this is a bad thing as it feeds the thermal fission process. When this happens they manually add poison (boron-tetraflouride) to the cooling water to keep escaped fission fragments from having more thermal fission reaction (boron absorbs thermal neutrons much easier than uranium).

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post #585 of 2836
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How can the reactor be relatively sound and undamaged if they have confirmed a partial meltdown?
A meltdown is when the plant can not properly cool the reactor core.(that is a very vague description but it has been explained much better by others who know more about this than me.) The reactors themselves are still relatively undamaged aside from the the explosion at reactor #1, it is the cooling systems that are damaged that are causing all the issues.
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How can the reactor be relatively sound and undamaged if they have confirmed a partial meltdown?
Cooling systems are damaged, not the reactor itself.
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First link is a ' detailed interactive graphic on the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant. It takes you through what happened step by step.'
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...e-reactor.html

This is second link provides interactive map of the places damaged by the quake and tsunami.
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/flas...map/index.html

http://www.news.com.au/world/magnitu...-1226019903430

Update news that gets regularly updated.
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Didn't the head of the us nuclear power team say that using seawater is a last ditch effort to save it from having a full meltdown? If seawater is the last resort and cooling levels are still dropping, how is it "ok"?
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What happens if it asplodes?
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